Welcome to Gus Garcia! My priority is to assist our campus by working with teachers to increase student achievement and success. To achieve this, I will help with implementing rigorous, engaging, and high quality instruction in all classrooms through the use of content and grade level planning, coaching, and continuously analyzing data through our WARoom process.
Please review the information below to help you continue experiencing success at Gus Garcia Middle School, home of the Mighty Chargers!
Instructional Resource Room
This room is located in room 111. You will find student resources for use in the classroom, teacher guides, manipulatives, and other educational tools to help students achieve success in the classroom. The Scholastic Leveled Library is also located in this room. A sign out binder is located in the resource room for your use as you check out materials. Please see our Instructional Coach, Mrs. Medina for assistance.
Wonderful Assessment Room (WARoom)
The WARoom is located in room 102. This room is used to analyze and disaggregate data for instructional planning purposes. Data is updated at the beginning of the school year with results from the 2014 STAAR and will be updated with results from our Curriculum Based Assessments (CBAs) as well as Benchmark data as these assessments are administered throughout the year. URS meetings are also held in the WARoom.
CPOC meets the first Monday of every month. This committee sets the campus vision and mission statements as well as our campus goals, initiatives, and budget. Please see your content area representative for any questions or requests.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) and CHAMPS
PBIS is a school wide program which delineates behavior expectations for common areas in the campus, such as hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, and dismissal areas. It also provides academic support for students. CHAMPS is part of PBIS but focuses on classroom management and organization. This is used in all classrooms and sets the conversation/voice levels for each activity taking place, what to do if help is needed, what specific activity is being done, what movement is needed/required to complete the task, and the participation level for all students. If the expectations are followed, then students experience success in their educational endeavor and become champs! As part of PBIS, Gus Garcia students observe the CHARGER expectations.